When can you lose the marbles?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by marthalazar, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. marthalazar

    marthalazar Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha ha. I think I've already lost my marbles!

    My chicks are almost 2 weeks old and I was wondering when I could take the marbles out of their water dish. It's the round self-filling quart sized one.
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    They should be fine without the marbles now.
     
  3. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I started pulling them out day 3 and had the waterer empty by day 5. As soon as they were obviously capable of walking around and getting a drink without falling over and possibly landing in it.
     
  4. marthalazar

    marthalazar Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much! I look forward to taking them out. It will make refilling the waterer much easier.
     
  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    and speaking of marbles... if anyone is putting ones like these in with their chick waterers, they should contact me if they want to trade marbles for copper black marans eggs as soon as mine are laying good... LOL

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  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    LOL I love old marbles too! I have one with a rabbit in it.... but no really rare ones [​IMG]
     
  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    LOL, you can't blame me for trying, can ya? It is on topic, (marbles) and i mentioned chickens... so, technically it is on topic, but it belongs in the shameless plug forum but we don't have one.
     
  8. La Banan

    La Banan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm...your avatar chicken bears a striking resemblance to some of those marbles. You're just mad because there is no real exciting marble fancier forum dedicated to the care and feeding of backyard marbles. Or is there?
    Those marbles are so exquisite! I'm a psychotherapist and I always keep a bowl of marbles near my chair at work. Just in case.
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  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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  10. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love old marbles- my Grandmother collectsthem as well. I have asked that she leave me hers in her will. She has really old terra cotta ones that were old when she was a tiny girl (she is 83).Her Dad told her the Mexicans made them by peeing in the dirt-LOL. I owuld love to see one with a rabbit on it- sorry I have no marans- I am really really sorry- I want some dark eggs too- [​IMG]
     

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